Art

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ART 101 : Introduction to the Visual Arts

Art101 is an introductory course that focuses on the question “What is the nature of visual art?” and the forms and conditions under which art is expressed. Projects will be required. Independent field trips to art galleries may be required.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Identify how an appreciation of the visual arts’ influences the quality of life.
  • Analyze how the elements of form and principles of design work together with the creative process to produce a work of art.
  • Describe individual art disciplines, media and specific methods of making art.
  • Define major historical and contemporary movements in art and discuss how art reflects its time and culture.
  • Execute studio art projects in order to experience visual concepts, art disciplines and media in each of the following:
    • Maintain a comprehensive sketchbook demonstrating understanding of the elements of art.
    • Create at least one basic 2D and 3D studio art project, utilizing media specific to the successful outcome of each project.
    • Execute one project based upon art history or museum observation.

ART 104D : Introduction to Printmaking/Screen Printing

Studio experience mainly for non-majors. An introduction to printmaking providing experience in the development of skills used in designing for screen printing on paper. Includes skill in photo screening. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the elements of art, principles of design, and the creative process.
  • Select and use screen printing materials.
  • Complete the creative problem-solving process, from planning and discovery to implementation and evaluation.
  • Examine the process of integrating content and meaning with visual form in the screen printing process.

ART 105B : Introduction to Ceramics–handbuilding

Studio experience mainly for no majors. An introduction to clay as an art medium. Emphasis on basic handbuilding techniques, three-dimensional concepts in clay, glazing, decorating and firing kilns. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 105B and ART 105C must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as an art elective. Liberal Arts Students: ART 105B or ART 105C will transfer to fulfill the Humanities DA core requirements.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate through finished ceramic objects a basic understanding of the hand building techniques.
  • Comprehend and sensitively apply the visual elements of line, shape, color, texture, volume and mass and the design principles of balance, rhythm, dominance, contrast, variation and unity to the execution of ceramic objects.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of color and color theory as it related to the use of glazes.
  • Complete the creative problem-solving process from planning and discovery to implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of drawing as a means of notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary examples of ceramics.
  • Begin to use the ceramic process to express personal imagery.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished ceramic piece.

ART 105C : Introduction to Ceramics–wheelthrowing

Studio experience mainly for non-majors. Introduction to the potter’s wheel. Emphasis on techniques of forming basic wheelthrown shapes on the electric or kick wheel. Emphasis also on decorating, glazing, and firing of ceramic pieces. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 105B and ART 105C must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as an art elective. Liberal Arts Students: ART 105B or ART 105C will transfer to fulfill the Humanities DA core requirements.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate through finished ceramic objects a basic understanding of wheel throwing techniques.
  • Comprehend and sensitively apply the visual elements of line, shape, color, texture, volume and mass and the design principles of balance, rhythm, dominance, contrast variation and unity to the execution of ceramic objects.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of color and color theory as it relates to the use of glazes.
  • Complete the creative problem-solving process from planning and discovery to implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of drawing as a means of notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary examples of ceramics.
  • Begin to use the ceramic process to express personal imagery.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished ceramic piece.

ART 107 : Introduction to Photography

Studio experience mainly for non-majors. An introduction to black and white photography emphasizing a variety of picturemaking techniques. Assignments and field trips. Student must have film camera with adjustable shutter speeds and aperture settings.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Operate your camera to obtain correctly focused and exposed negatives, and use aperture and shutter speeds to create an intended image.
  • Develop black and white film and make contact prints.
  • Operate an enlarger to make black and white prints that express, enhance and communicate an intended image.
  • Process and present photographic prints that aesthetically expresses your feelings, ideas and/or concepts.

ART 108 : Elementary Studio: Drawing and Painting

Art 108 is a studio course, which includes drawing and an introduction to acrylic painting techniques, with an emphasis on acrylic painting. Course content will also emphasize composition and color theory. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Comprehend and use basic drawing techniques to create finished drawings.
  • Use appropriate acrylic painting and color techniques to make finished paintings.
  • Evaluate the creative problem-solving process to complete a final composition.
  • Evaluate and critique works of art by using art terminology.
  • Distinguish seeing from looking.
  • Create a personal drawing and painting style through art practice and theory.

ART 111 : Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Art 111 is an introduction to watercolor painting materials and techniques. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Complete assignments that reflect the use of watercolor techniques and design principles in watercolor composition.
  • Use and care properly for watercolor painting tools.
  • Discuss watercolor painting concepts and techniques.
  • Critique work based on watercolor concepts and techniques.

ART 112 : Introduction to Digital Art

ART 112 is a studio introduction to digital technology and its applications to the production of visual art. Emphasis will also be placed on developing an aesthetic criteria for evaluation.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create original digital graphic artwork using appropriate design principles, elements of art, vocabulary, digital graphic software, and digital graphical technological processes.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to develop art projects according to specifications, and critique and defend own artwork.
  • Use the vocabulary and technological processes of digital graphics.
  • Demonstrate basic animation principles and skills.

ART 113 : Introduction to Drawing

Art113 is an introduction to the materials and techniques of drawing, focusing online drawing, rendering, and the use of perspective. This course will include the study of the drawings of old and modern masters. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Complete assignments that reflect the use of basic visual elements to create an illusion of space and form.
  • Use linear perspective.
  • Demonstrate through drawings, skill in hand-eye coordination.
  • Use skillfully a variety of drawing materials and techniques.
  • Identify drawing materials and techniques used by the old and modern masters.

ART 114 : Introduction to Color

Art 114 is an introductory course focusing on color theory and the application of color as related to studio art practice.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Formulate a personal and expressive sense of color.
  • Recognize and comprehend color interaction, color phenomena, color theories and vocabulary specific to color study.
  • Master skills in paint mixing, color matching and application as well as other art processes, to creatively solve color problems.
  • Utilize the multiple dimensions of color: hue, value, intensity and temperature in specific color projects.
  • Recognize and properly use the three types of color applications: opacity, transparency and optical mixing.

ART 115 : Introduction to 2d Design

Art 115 is an introductory course, which focuses on the basic design concepts, elements and principles of art. This course emphasizes projects in basic two-dimensional design.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Become familiar with and successfully use the principles of design to develop individual creative designs and dynamic compositions.
  • Use a variety of strategies to create and evaluate the creative problem-solving process through intuitive processes, revisions and risk-taking, to arrive at a final composition.
  • Demonstrate proper use of diverse media and materials to produce a work of art.
  • Evaluate and critique works of art and presentation by using art terminology.
  • Identify historic references within the theory and practice of design.
  • Organize a portfolio of works that demonstrate aesthetic understanding of the principles of design, elements of form, and appropriate presentation of art.

ART 116 : Introduction to Three-Dimensional Composition

Focuses on building three-dimensional structures and basic sculptural forms using various approaches and materials, as well as the designing of creative environments. The student’s awareness of the natural order and the aesthetic aspect of design is broadened and the student learns the use of texture, volume, color, temperature, proportion, space, time and movement in a three-dimensional form.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the following sculpting processes: assemblage, carving, mold making, metal construction and casting.
  • Utilize creative problem solving.
  • Demonstrate and sensitively apply the visual elements of line, texture, color, volume and mass and the design principles of balance, directional force, rhythm, dominance, contrast, variation, and proportion.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of drawing as a means of notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary examples of sculpture.
  • Begin to use the sculpting process to express personal imagery.

ART 123 : Introduction to Oil Painting

Art 123 is an introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Classical painting techniques will be emphasized. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Execute paintings using traditional painting techniques.
  • Complete the technical process from preparation of the ground (canvas) to the completion of a painting.
  • Execute underpainting, grisaille and limited palette painting techniques.
  • Apply the visual elements of line, shape, light and shadow, color, texture and space as well as the design principles of balance, rhythm, focal points, implied movement and unity to a painting.
  • Discuss oil painting concepts and techniques.
  • Critique work based on oil painting concepts and techniques.

ART 126 : 3D Computer Graphics I

This course explores introductory level conceptual and technical topics in 3D computer graphics. Autodesk Maya and related applications will be utilized to develop projects which integrate 3D modeling, UV layout, texture mapping, lighting, and rendering. (Cross-listed as CM 126)

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of C or better in ART 112 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Develop 3D models and related art assets using introductory level technical skills, procedures, and production methodologies.
  • Employ the vocabulary of 3D computer graphics to define creative objectives and evaluate outcomes.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary industry responses to 3D computer graphics in the development of 3D models and related art assets.
  • Apply knowledge of the theory, history and principles of design and animation in the creation of new media art.
  • Apply successful problem-solving skills utilizing industry standard applications, technologies, and techniques in the creative and technical production process.

ART 175 : Survey of Global Art

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from prehistory to the 15th century. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Distinguish how art expresses world views and reflects societies’ organization and interaction with other cultures.
  • Analyze art through religious, political, and economic factors that have shaped culture in different parts of the globe at different times.
  • Analyze a work of art through the recognition of elements of style.

ART 176 : Survey of Global Art II

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from the 15th century to the present. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Distinguish how art expresses worldviews and reflects societies’ organization and interaction with other cultures
  • Analyze art through religious, political, and economic factors that have shaped culture in different parts of the globe at different times.
  • Analyze a work of art through the recognition of elements of style.

ART 189 : Introduction to Hawaiian Art

An integrated beginning studio art course, which offers students the opportunity to understand and express Hawaiian cultural perspective through contemporary visual arts activities.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical and formal qualities of objects produced by Hawaiians through pre-contact, post-contact, and contemporary times.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of art making as a means of contemporary notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Develop an appreciation of Hawaiian art, the variety and richness of its art forms and the cultural significance inherent in its production.
  • Demonstrate how the Hawaiian language informs the process of art making and offers insights into the metaphorical nature intrinsic in Hawaiian art.
  • Use various art making techniques and processes to explore personal imagery.
  • Collaborate with others to make creative decisions.

ART 202 : Introduction to Digital Imaging

Combined theory and practice examining major techniques, concepts, and aesthetics in contemporary digital image production. Direct studio experience in essential software, printing techniques and hardware necessary in producing the gallery quality inkjet print.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in Art 107 and Art 113, or consent from instructor.

ART 207 : Intermediate Photography: Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography

Basic techniques and esthetics of black and white photography; the camera as a tool for communication and self expression. Student must have a film camera with adjustable shutter speeds and aperture settings. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 107 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Conceptualize an idea and translate it photographically into a visual form.
  • Use different black and white films and development procedures to convey and express different photographic aesthetics.
  • Express through refined photographic techniques your ideas, feelings and/or concepts.
  • Produce photographic prints that require proficient skill in darkroom techniques.

ART 213 : Intermediate Drawing

Art 213 is a continuation and development of drawing ideas and skills introduced in Art 113. A variety of materials, techniques and concepts are explored, particularly pertaining to drawing concepts unique to the 20th century. Portraiture will also be introduced. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Exhibit a continued development of the skills and craft of drawing, as introduced in ART 113.
  • Use perspective traditionally as well as in imaginative and creative ways.
  • Draw portraits from life.
  • Execute drawing concepts unique to the 20th century.
  • Use drawing skills necessary to visually express creative ideas.

ART 214 : Introduction to Life Drawing

Art 214 is an introductory figure drawing course. Anatomical construction, light, space, diagrammatic analysis, and thematic content will be studied through the drawing process. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 113 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Draw the human figure accurately and expressively.
  • Investigate through drawing, the interaction of structure, anatomy, design and expression, as it relates to the figure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the internal structure of the figure and its effects on topography.
  • Discuss figure drawing concepts and techniques.
  • Critique work based on figure drawing concepts and techniques.

ART 220 : The Windward Atelier (AKA Atelier Hawai‘i) Intensive Study in Drawing and Painting

Art 220 is an intensive course of study in the classical techniques of drawing and painting. Cast drawing, portraiture and figure painting will be the focus of instruction. The Windward Atelier is designed primarily for those students who have some prior studio experience in drawing; however, students of all skill levels are welcome.

Credits:

6

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Develop observational drawing and painting skills using classical measuring and sighting techniques, mapping, and memory to make accurate depictions from plaster casts and the live figure model.
  • Perceive, key, and record values accurately and effectively in observational drawings and paintings.
  • Execute the painting processes, from preliminary drawings and canvas preparation to the completion of a painting, including the proper use and care of the painter’s studio implements.
  • Discuss and critique work based on classical drawing and painting concepts and techniques.

ART 223 : Intermediate Painting

Survey of late 19th and early 20th century studio practice. Completion of paintings which concentrate on historical styles as well as on a more personal direction. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 123 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create paintings that exhibit a working knowledge of recent developments in the pictorial structure of paintings.
  • Understand and use the dynamic organization of pattern, two and three dimensional space and rhythmic demands of the “flat” picture plane.
  • Confidently paint shape, edges, color relationships and space with increased sensitivity.
  • Develop original and personal concepts and techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical aspect of the painting process.
  • Develop the language skills used in the critical evaluation of paintings.

ART 224 : Painting from Life

Art 224 is a survey of the figurative tradition of painting, using the model as the primary subject matter. This course is an intensive studio experience of painting from the model. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 123 and 214, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create paintings that exhibit a working knowledge of the figurative tradition of painting from the Renaissance to the present.
  • Paint the human figure accurately and expressively.
  • Sensitively apply the visual elements of line, shape, light and shadow, color, texture and space, and the design principles of balance, rhythm, focal points, implied movement and unity to figure painting projects.
  • Execute the painting process from canvas preparation to the completion of a painting.
  • Create limited palettes, and explore color harmony and balance within a painting.
  • Use art terminology to evaluate paintings.

ART 243 : Intermediate Ceramics–handbuilding

Development of handbuilding techniques, sculptural and vessel concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 105B or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the three basic hand- building techniques and the potential of each as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of two different clay bodies and their potential as structural and decorative elements.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the varieties of materials and techniques of the glazing and firing processes.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem-solving through creative decision-making and insightful articulation of finished ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory as it relates to three-dimensional form in the use of glazes and oxides.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of hand built ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for and awareness of ceramic objects.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a completed piece.

ART 244 : Intermediate Ceramics–wheelthrowing

Development of wheelthrowing techniques, vessel and structural concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics.

Credits:

6

Prerequisites:

Credit for ART 105C, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate through completed projects, a basic proficiency in wheel throwing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory through the use of various decorated techniques: slips, oxides, engobes, stains, and glazes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clay bodies, oxidation and reduction firing, and of the basic chemical compositions of glazes.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem solving, through creative decision-making and insightful articulation of finished ceramics vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of wheel made ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished ceramic object.

ART 251 : Mold Making for Ceramics and Sculpture

ART 251 is an introduction to mold making techniques and their application in the creation of functional ceramics and sculptural objects. Emphasis on the fabrication of various types of plaster molds from original and “found” objects, pressing and casting forms from molds in clay and other non-metal media, and various finishing techniques including glazing and firing. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Select, fabricate, and employ various mold types in the making of functional ceramics and sculptural objects.
  • Design and produce original objects in clay and other materials to be used as mold patterns.
  • Produce finished functional and artistic objects that explore the possibilities of mold made forms.

ART 253 : Sculpture–figure Modeling

Modeling the human figure in clay, with emphasis on the basic skeletal structure and muscles in relation to surface modulation, proportion, volume and gesture. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate through finished sculpture, an understanding of figure and portrait modeling, mold-making, fabrication, and the casting process and materials.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary examples of sculpture.
  • Perceive and sculpt volume and mass with increased sensitivity and personal confidence.
  • Trust one’s own decisions, insights, and perceptions during the creative problem-solving process.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished sculpture.

ART 260 : Gallery Design and Management

Design theory and techniques for presentation of art work and mounting an exhibition. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Plan and install an art display using the appropriate skills and techniques of gallery design and management.
  • Evaluate spatial relationships, design principles and color theory as related to gallery displays and discover the role intuition plays in the arts and gallery design.
  • Critique and evaluate works of art and presentation by using art terminology.
  • Prepare publicity related to gallery practice to include press releases and gallery invitations.
  • Generate a portfolio documenting art exhibitions in our local community.

ART 269V : Study Abroad (Designated Region, Variable Credit)

An on-site study of the art/architecture of a designated location(s), using lectures and discussions and/or an art studio medium as a tool to analyze, understand and appreciate the development of this region’s art/architecture.

Credits:

1 - 6

Prerequisites:

Meet with instructor for approval.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Become more informed about the peoples and culture of the designated locations visited.
  • Become aware of Internationalism and an interdependency of cultures.
  • Understand the development of ceramic art and/or architecture of the designated locations visited.
  • Use group discussions, essays and examinations, and a visual studio process as a tool to analyze, understand and sensitively appreciate and appraise forms and structures of the art studied.